Whale sushi on special at Noetzie the whole weekend! Free smell included! That’s a message for the seagulls. For us, it’s worse when a whale dies (as compared to other sea creatures and most animals on land – in our hearts, they’re like the elephants of the sea.). This sad, majestic creature was offshore yesterday. This morning, it washed onto Noetzie Beach – R.I.P. Surrealistically, against the backdrop of a castle, the seagulls are feasting.
As some of my blogs and Facebook posts tend to do, the one about Knysna Estuary and Swartvlei Estuary pollution sparked a hoo-ha amongst the public. Controversy is likely to lessen with communication. After all, we want is to know what is happening with our lives so as to protect ourselves, friends and families. This is our home and we want to know everything about it. Consequently, i’m pleased that SANParks has chosen to respond. Although they haven’t addressed the old septic tanks on the suburb called The Island or where the contaminated wastewater from the plant is being disposed … ‘Click here to read full article…’
On Friday, the Noetzie Conservancy in Knysna reported a red tide which is an algal bloom (large concentrations of aquatic microorganisms). Yesterday, on our Love Knysna Facebook, Mark Taylor, a surfer, stated that the “red tide was blooming at Buffalo Bay” as far back as New Year’s day. “Water has been strangely warm considering all the easterly winds… we surfed in a weird, brown type of sea… tasted like iron or money.” You may know not to eat shellfish during and after a red tide but maybe you don’t know how it occurs and exactly what the dangers are. The … ‘Click here to read full article…’
At the start of this blog (Part 1), the controversy was over whether the tender for the ISDF should have been granted to Knysna Creative Heads Consortium as team member, Chris Mulder, could benefit from the course they steer Knysna in. Is there a conflict of interest? The compliance officer expressed concern that there may be a conflict of interest as envisaged by Section 16 of the tender document for the ISDF as Human Settlement Planning would be undertaken by CMAI. My goal isn’t to provide you an answer but to provide you information that will generate debate and eventually help … ‘Click here to read full article…’